another day in November

another day in November

A Poem by jacob erin-cilberto

another day in November


some armed some not
broken pieces 
puzzles of war
nothing fits back into life
after,

the induction, seduction, reduction
of body, 
of heart

of mind,

plagues of shattered pictures
of ghosts lying in cradled hands
friends of distinction, now friends of extinction

all as one serving
now blown into proportions
of segregated selves

a day to remember for us
a day to forget for them

or perhaps 
just another day
that arrives
to survive

barely alive 
marching to the same beat
either mending
or bending

closer
to oblivion.



erin-cilberto
11/10/17

© 2017 jacob erin-cilberto



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A verse to make one think! Astonishing though it seems it is the reality. Thank you for bringing these facts to light!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

1 Month Ago

thank you for your words, kitty...
j.
kitty

1 Month Ago

You are most welcome!
Love this Jacob
Hope you are well

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Julie....

yes, doing okay...and you?
This is such a lovely write. I love the language and flow.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Roxanne....
j.
Words that probe the psyche.
Unsettling and wise.
A rumbling of truth!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you again, Jimmy...
j.
brilliant piece of writing

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, marilyn.
j.
Your words weigh heavy upon this american's heart. A thousand thank you's, Jacob, for such a majestic offering upon a monumental day!

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your words, Kelly.
j.
This is of incredible beauty. A stunning tribute.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you for your kind words,
j.
Incredible words jacob. Going into my favorites.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you, Tim--
j.
Great tribute to those who served and serve now. Tears in eyes of memory. Ghosts of hearts remembered. “Broken pieces..puzzles of war”- so sadly true. Cuttingly sharp and eloquent requiem for the living and the dead here. “To survive..barely alive.” My father would have nodded his head at this, and thanked you j., if he were here...Heart-breaking and filled with truth. I humbly thank you for him.

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

I really appreciate what you said about your father, Annette..
that touches me deeply,
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It this were a bubble it would be bigger than the universe. As a vet I want to thank you for this piece. Today flowers will lay on souls at rest.

regards,
al

Posted 2 Months Ago


jacob erin-cilberto

2 Months Ago

thank you Al...and thank you for your service...

j.
Alfred Kukitz

2 Months Ago

You are especially worth it Jacob.

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jacob erin-cilberto
jacob erin-cilberto

Carbondale, IL



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Originally from Bronx, NY, I live in Carbondale, Illinois...teach English at two community colleges and have been writing and publishing poetry since 1970. Friending works two ways. If we have had .. more..

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